Pediatric Health Library

Pediatric Diseases and Conditions: K

  • Kawasaki Disease

    Kawasaki disease causes inflamed blood vessels. It can weaken the walls of blood vessels, including the arteries of the heart. Kawasaki mostly affects infants and young children. It is uncommon in the U.S.

  • Keratitis in Children

    Keratitis is an inflammation or infection of the cornea of the eye. The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye.

  • Ketogenic Diet for Seizures in Children

    A ketogenic diet is a special type of diet that causes the body to make ketones. The diet is very high in fat, and very low in carbohydrates. It includes enough protein to help your child grow.

  • Kidney Disease in Children

    Kidney disease (renal failure) is short-term or permanent damage to the kidneys that results in loss of normal kidney function.

  • Kidney Transplantation in Children

    Detailed information on kidney transplants, including why a kidney transplant is recommended, what is involved in kidney transplant surgery, and the long-term outlook for a child after a kidney transplant.

  • Knowing When to Seek Treatment for Your Child

    Common symptoms of a potential emotional, behavioral, or developmental problem include poor grades in school, withdrawal from friends and family, and insomnia.

  • Kyphosis in Children

    Kyphosis is a deformity of the backbone (spine). It’s when the bones of the spine (vertebrae) in the upper back curve outward more than they should.

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